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Bacon, Henry, 1839-1912  Search this
Olivie, Leon  Search this
Lemaire, Madeleine-Jeanne Coll  Search this
Merson, Luc Olivier  Search this
Gonzales, Antonio  Search this
Heilbuth, Ferdinand  Search this
Chialiva, Luigi  Search this
Chevillard, Vincent  Search this
Dupain, Edmond-Louis  Search this
Clairin, Georges  Search this
Beaumont  Search this
Bacon, Lee Andrews  Search this
Carolus-Duran  Search this
Berne-Bellecourt, E.  Search this
Egypt -- description and travel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.9 Linear feet
This collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1864-circa 1930 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1849-1931 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1875-circa 1912 (Box 1-2, 5; 0.3 linear feet) Series 4: Personal Business and Financial records, 1864-1871 (Box 2; 2 folders) Series 5: Printed Material, 1882-1931 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet) Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1866-1923 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1862-circa 1930 (Box 3-5; 0.4 linear feet) Series 8: Artwork and Sketchbooks, 1864-1912 (Box 4-5; 0.4 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of painter and writer Henry Bacon date from 1849-1931 and measure 1.9 linear feet. The collection documents Bacon's career and travels through France and Egypt. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings by Bacon and others, scattered business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, eight sketchbooks and additional sketches.
Henry Bacon papers, 1849-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2013 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Processing and digitization of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives are three sketchbooks lent by Nancy C. Brecht for microfilming on reels 4040-4041. The scrapbooks are not described in the container listing of this finding aid but are available for viewing in Archives of American Art offices and via interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter and writer, Henry Bacon (1839-1912) spent much of his career and life in France and Egypt. He is best known for his watercolor depictions of Egyptian desert scenes.
Language Note:
The collection is in English and French.
The collection was donated in 1987 by Nancy N. Brecht, the grandniece of Henry Bacon and granddaughter of Bacon's brother, Earle.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Henry Bacon in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 1,828 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art